InstallShield "Error building table File" -5023

I have a messy legacy application (non-MSI) that I've captured (using the AdminStudio Repackager) on XP SP3. After cleaning up the .irp a little, I created the .ism file. After making a few minor tweaks to the .ism file, I compiled and got "ISDEV : fatal error -5023: Error building table File".

I have looked around and found that there seem to be only 2 suggestions. One is that the package may contain more than 32767 files. This one contains less that 1000. The second suggestion is that there is a special character somewhere in the File table.

After looking around for duplicate files in the File table and doing a search for "@", "&", etc., I don't see anything that jumps out at me as the problem.

I did have some components that were missing Key Files and fixed those but still get the error when I compile the .ism.

I looked around on AppDeploy as well as Google (our friend) and was not able to come up with other things to try.

So, anyone got some additonal suggestions for me to try?


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Posted by: rajdera1 10 years ago
Orange Belt
http://community.flexerasoftware.com/archive/index.php?t-20567.html Check this out may be of some help ,mostly happens if files are not present in the proper location
Posted by: bearden3 10 years ago
Purple Belt
rajdera1 - Thanks for replying but that link you gave me was for a 5026 error not a 5023. BTW, I verified that the file paths are correct.
Posted by: AngelD 10 years ago
Red Belt
Check out http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/robo/projects/adminstudio86/isrref5023error.htm
Posted by: mekaywe 10 years ago
Brown Belt
try validating and see if there are any errors
Posted by: bearden3 10 years ago
Purple Belt
Thank you for the link AngelD but as I mentioned, I have less than 1000 files in the package. So, I'm not anywhere near the limit of 32767 files. I've also made sure that all the components have key files and that there are no special characters in the File table as well are no duplicate files.

Got any other suggestions?
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